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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Jan 22, 2009 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is what we do valuable?

When I spotted the subject of your post, I thought, "oh good, another thought-provoking thread on the inestimable value of the forum by Mr Tell". However, I see the topic is more focused on the value of the music, which reminded me of something I read recently, the wit and wisdom of Keith Richards which might be apropos...or was it Cliff Richard?...no matter...thought it was worth some space...

"There is a “spiritual value” to the art of music which, in a special way, is called to infuse hope into the human soul, marked and sometimes injured by its earthly condition.

There is a profound and mysterious relationship between music and hope, between song and eternal life. But true art is not foreign to everyday reality, rather it calls us to 'irrigate' that reality, to make it sprout that it may bring forth fruits of goodness and peace.

Music, in fact, has a far greater value because it reminds us furthermore of the value and the universal importance of artistic heritage. It is of particular value to the young, who can draw new inspiration from such heritage in order to build a world founded on justice and solidarity, putting the multiform expressions of world culture to good account at the service of mankind".

Keep on irrigatin'

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 22, 2009 1:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is what we do valuable?

Yeah, a little devious of me, huh? I knew that title would have folks interested a little bit...

But, I suppose pure monetary value has some modest validity.

Liked your post, FYI.